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“He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!” (Deuteronomy 32:4, Holy Bible, New Living Translation).

    Life isn’t fair! I’ve uttered these three words myself, usually followed by the next three, “Why me, God?” I’m tempted to scream “Pick on somebody else for a while.” When the problem is resolved, I realize it was part of God’s perfect plan. He makes no mistakes.

Prayer: Lord, I’m often perplexed when You choose a rocky path for me. When I question You, let me see myself from Your heavenly view.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Holy Bible, New King James)

Seasons of life are not defined by clocks or calendars. They are experienced as infants, toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, teens, young adults, baby boomers, and seniors. The clock ticks the same for all of us, sixty seconds in each minute, but life becomes a winter snowball racing downhill as we age.

We remember life through events and celebrations, birthdays, school graduations, first vehicle, marriage or career decisions, first home, children, and grandchildren. God sees how we react to each of these seasons. He measures our spiritual progress, not by clocks or calendars, but by His delight in how His beauty shines through us.

Prayer: Eternal God, I am thankful Your presence shines in all seasons of my life. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

“And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?” (Luke 17:17, Holy Bible, King James Version).

Lepers in Bible times faced expulsion from the city, their families, their homes. Jesus cleansed a group of ten and spared them the physical disability and the cultural agony. Excited to be disease free, they went happily on their way. Only one returned to express his thanks to Jesus.

We scoff at the ungratefulness of the nine lepers who were so preoccupied with the rituals of being declared clean, they forgot to acknowledge the giver of the precious gift. But, what about us? Are we among the ungrateful, or the single one who took the time to be thankful for His cleansing mercy?

Prayer: Lord, I give you thanks for Your miraculous touch in my life. In You, I am made whole. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore